Spring 2016 Weekly Workshops

Wednesday sessions are held in room 369, on the third floor of the library, unless otherwise noted. Tuesday sessions are held in room 560A, at the end of the hall on the fifth floor of the library.


How Do I Do Research?

Wednesday, January 13, 12pm-12:50pm, Pitts Room 369

Tuesday, January 19, 3pm-3:50pm, Pitts Room 560A

Learn the ins and outs of research at Emory and Candler, so that you will be an expert when crunch time begins. In this workshop, we will explore the research process and look at where to find excellent online and print materials, including articles, books, theses, dissertations, reference articles, and commentaries.

Presenter: Bo Adams, Head of Public Services, Reference and Systems Librarian

Click here to register for this workshop on Wednesday, January 13, at 12pm: Register

Click here to register for this workshop on Tuesday, January 19, at 3pm: Register

Click here for materials from this workshop: Keynote Slides


Microsoft Office Hacks

Wednesday, January 20, 12pm-12:50pm, Pitts Room 369

Tuesday, January 26, 3pm-3:50pm, Pitts Room 560A

You may use Microsoft Office products frequently—but are you doing everything you can? This workshop will offer tips and tricks for maximizing your use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. You'll learn about formatting tables and headings, creating chart and graphs, finding presentation templates, and navigating signatures and away messages. 

Presenter: Sarah Bogue, Reference and Instruction Librarian

Click here to register for this workshop on Wednesday, January 20, at 12pm: Register

Click here to register for this workshop on Tuesday, January 26, at 3pm: Register

Click here for materials from this workshop: MS Office Hacks Handout

Using Zotero to Manage Your Research and Citations

Wednesday, January 27, 12pm-12:50pm, Pitts Room 369

Tuesday, February 2, 3pm-3:50pm, Pitts Room 560A

Would you like to manage your research and create bibliographies with ease? Zotero is a great, free online tool for gathering, organizing, and citing sources. Zotero enables you to create a personal library of journal articles, books, websites, and more, and to cite your sources in a variety of styles. In this workshop, we will look at the basics on Zotero.

Presenter: Rebekah Bedard, Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator

Click here to register for this workshop on Wednesday, January 27, at 12pm: Register

Click here to register for this workshop on Tuesday, February 2, at 3pm: Register

Click here for materials from this workshop: Zotero Handout


How Can I Back Up My Work? What's the Cloud?

Wednesday, February 3, 12pm-12:50pm, Pitts Room 369

Tuesday, February 9, 3pm-3:50pm, Pitts Room 560A

Have you ever experienced a computer crash? Recognized too late that you neglected to save your work? This workshop will explain the mechanics of backing up your data—not just your schoolwork, but also your photos and private information.  You will learn the pros and cons of cloud storage with products like Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, and Emory Box. We will also discuss your options for a physical backup, like external hard drives and smaller flash drives. Perhaps most importantly, we will identify saving and storage habits to make sure all your hard work is saved somewhere safe!

Presenter: Sarah Bogue, Reference and Instruction Librarian

Click here to register for this workshop on Wednesday, February 3, at 12pm: Register

Click here to register for this workshop on Tuesday, February 9, at 3pm: Register

Click here for materials from this workshop: Cloud Storage Slides; Cloud Storage Handout


Digital Tools for Exegesis

Wednesday, February 10, 12pm-12:50pm, Pitts Room 369

Tuesday, February 16, 3pm-3:50pm, Pitts Room 560A

Get a jump on your Old Testament or New Testament exegesis paper! This session will concentrate on how to use the digital tools for biblical exegesis, including making the most of online concordances and lexicons (especially if you don't know Greek or Hebrew). We will cover software available on library computers, such as BibleWorks and Accordance, as well as those tools that are primarily online, such as the Blue Letter Bible and Perseus.        

Presenter: Brandon Wason, Curator of Archives and Manuscripts, and Sarah Bogue, Reference and Instruction Librarian

Click here to register for this workshop on Wednesday, February 10, at 12pm: Register

Click here to register for this workshop on Tuesday, February 16, at 3pm: Register


Resources for Worship

Wednesday, February 17, 12pm-12:50pm, Pitts Room 369

Tuesday, February 23, 3pm-3:50pm, Pitts Room 560A

Are you looking for resources to enrich your worship services? In this workshop, we will explore some practical helps for worship leaders in the Christian tradition. We will focus on music and art, rather than preaching.

Presenter: Rebekah Bedard, Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator

Click here to register for this workshop on Wednesday, February 17, at 12pm: Register

Click here to register for this workshop on Tuesday, February 23, at 3pm: Register

Click here for materials from this workshop: Resources for Worship Slides


Editing Your Work

Wednesday, February 24, 12pm-12:50pm, Pitts Room 369

Tuesday, March 1, 3pm-3:50pm, Pitts Room 560A

Become a master editor of your own work.  This week, we will learn the stages of editing that you can use to create masterful written work. Bring a past or present written assignment and a pen.

Presenter: Rebekah Bedard, Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator

Click here to register for this workshop on Wednesday, February 24, at 12pm: Register

Click here to register for this workshop on Tuesday, March 1, at 3pm: Register


How Can I Use Social Media in My Ministry?

Wednesday, March 2, 12pm-12:50pm, Pitts Room 369

Do Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have a role to play in the work and life of the church? As these tools become more ubiquitous, this question is being answered for us. The question now is how to use them most effectively. In this session we will introduce these tools and discuss best practices for their use. We will be joined by a guest active in ministry, who will share her best practices for how social media can be used most effectively.

Presenter: Rev. Jasmine Smothers, North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church

Click here to register for this workshop on Wednesday, March 2, at 12pm: Register


What Resources Are Available for Writing an Exegesis Paper?

Wednesday, March 16, 12pm-12:50pm, Pitts Room 369

Are you facing the challenging task of writing your first exegesis paper? Curious how to find the right texts, translations, concordances or commentaries? In this workshop we will look at how the library (and the librarians) might help you perfect the art of interpreting a Biblical passage.

Presenter:  Bo Adams, Head of Public Services, Reference and Systems Librarian

Click here to register for this workshop on Wednesday, March 16, at 12pm: Register

Click here for materials from this workshop: Resources for Exegesis Slides